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From the Jane Fonda Workout to the Zumba craze

Monday 7 March, 2011 by Laura

Let me take you back to 1982: leggings and leotards were well and truly the epitome of cool and the Jane Fonda's Workout was released on VHS.

Inspiring women across the world to bend and stretch their way to the perfect body, Jane Fonda's Workout was a massive hit and started an aerobics craze. So that was then, but what now? Well, from what I can gather there seems to have been an exercise class revolution over the last few years. Bored with aerobics and step - the world of exercise classes has moved on.

I've done a bit of digging about and I'm sure you'll be excited to hear that there really is something for everyone out there. From Vogueing classes, where you'll learning how to ‘strike a pose', to wearing kangoo boots and dancing around to the carnival sounds.

Exercise can be fun and it's not all about the classes, you can be physically active in so many different ways. Not only will it help you achieve the Jane Fonda body (um...with a lot of time and hard work) but something a lot of people don't know is there is a connection between lack of exercise and cancer. With just one hour of moderate activity or 30 minutes of vigorous activity each day you can cut your risk of cancer.

With this pearl of wisdom under our belt, the Cut your cancer risk team has decided that it's about time we all tried a new form of exercise. The only rules about what we choose are that we haven't done it before.

There are about eight of us that have volunteered to try out something that is new to us and we will share our experiences right here on this blog. So over the next month or so expect to see some amusing posts about our exercise trials.

The point is that we should all try new forms of exercise - physical activity can range from running marathons to gardening. Everyone, no matter what age, or whether you exercise regularly, should be physically active. It all makes a difference to our personal cancer risk.

Have you got any ideas about what kinds of exercise we should try? We are happy to take suggestions. Do you want to take part, try something new and tell us about it?

Comments

I recommend spin classes. Meant to be the most energetic of all gym classes.

From: Kate, 15/04/2013

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